Southeast Hospital
1701 Lacey Street, 63701
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Mission of Southeast Hospital

Our employees share a vision
"As a leading provider of health services, Southeast Hospital is dedicated to continuous improvement of the region's health status in a collaborative cost-effective manner."

To accomplish our mission and vision, we uphold these values:

*Vision Of Change
Our challenge in preparing for tomorrow's health need is to keep contemporary care available for those we serve.

By evaluating the present, setting appropriate goals, being flexible and innovative, we prepare daily to meet and shape the future of health care in our region.

*Access to Care
We believe that all patients in our care are entitled to quality health services, information and confidentiality about their care, and treatment with dignity and compassion in all of life's stages.

*Leadership with Responsibility
Dedicated to maintaining public trust and a high level of integrity, our Hospital leaders strive to balance progress with costs, regulations and competition while always preserving the human touch. As a not-for-profit Hospital, we are pledged to enhancing quality of life through wise use of human and material resources in medical and civic endeavors.

*Unity of Purpose
A spirit of cooperation, mutual respect and concern is promoted by our Hospital family to deliver efficient and coordinated services. We also work together to provide patients and families with reassurances, support and care that is sensitive to all their needs.

*Excellence in Performance
At Southeast Hospital, we have made a commitment to excellence in individual performance, technology and facilities. This tradition of excellence is expressed by helping patients attain the highest quality of life they are capable of achieving and by providing regional leadership for health care issues and developments.

*Service Above Self
To demonstrate professionalism, ethics and devotion to duty is our charge; to serve with enthusiasm and compassion is our spirit. Recognizing that technology is in our hands and people are in our hearts, we take pride in giving our personal best for the benefit of others.

Top Services

  • Heart Failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Coronary Interventional Procedures (Angioplasty/ Stent)
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Gastrointestinal Bleed
  • Hip Fracture Repair
  • Prostatectomy
  • Back and Neck Surgery (except Spinal Fusion)


*Southeast Hospital voluntarily employees The Joint Commission for its accreditation process.

*Recipient of American Heart Association's Get With Guidelines- Coronary Artery Disease Gold and Silver Performance Achievement Award

*Southeast Home Health and Southeast Hospice are accredited by The Joint Commission

*Accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a branch of the American Nurses Association, and redesigned as Magnet Hospital

*Accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers with PCI

*Certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center

*Southeast Hospital's College of Nursing & Health Sciences, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

*Accredited by the Missouri State Board of Nursing for the Southeast Hospital College of Nursing & Health Sciences

*Accredited by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists

*Accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer

*Accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories

*Accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer for Radiation Therapy

*Accredited by the American College of Radiology

*Accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

*Licensure by the State of Missouri for Southeast Home Health

*Certification through the State of Missouri/Southeast Hospice

*Achieved the HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ and Patient Safety Excellence Award™ in 2009

*Designated as a Blue Cross/Blue Shield Distinction Center for Cardiac Care®

*Received the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers

Visiting Hours

  • Monday   11:00 am-8:00 pm
  • Tuesday   11:00 am-8:00 pm
  • Wednesday   11:00 am-8:00 pm
  • Thursday   11:00 am-8:00 pm
  • Friday   11:00 am-8:00 pm
  • Saturday   11:00 am-8:00 pm
  • Sunday   11:00 am-8:00 pm

Visiting Hours Information

Regular Visiting Hours
All visitors should be at least 14 years old. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Parents of Patient: Unlimited visiting
All other Pediatric Visitors: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Regular visiting hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Special Visiting Hours for family Members: Check at the Lobby Desk or with OB nurses for specific times

Intensive Care Units
Visitors limited to immediate family only. Visitors limited to immediate family only.
- Only two persons may visit each patient at the visiting time listed. Visitors should call the unit from the designated waiting area to obtain permission to visit.
8 a.m., 10 a.m., Noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m.

Unlimited visiting for family members and significant other persons.

After-Hour Visitors
Visitor identification is required for visitors who have permission to remain on the floor after regular visiting hours end. A pass may be obtained at the nurses' station or from security at the Lobby Desk when family members are called in between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.

Payment Methods

  • Visa
  • Master Card
  • Discover
  • Cash
  • Check

Teaching Programs

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

The Southeast Hospital College of Nursing & Health Sciences is a private not-for-profit institution of higher learning that specializes in the preparation of individuals for high demand health care careers.

The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Education Department, 573-651-5547

Special Programs

Southeast Hospital offers both in-home and hospice care through Southeast Home Health and Southeast Hospice

Southeast Home Health:
Southeast Home Health is Medicare certified and Medicaid approved. Services for cancer patients include skilled nursing procedures provided by a registered nurse; occupational therapy; physical therapy; speech pathology; enterostomal care parenteral nutrition; medical social work; and help with activities of daily living.

Nurses also work to educate patients and families about care needs so that a patient can be as independent as possible. The agency can also assist patients in securing medical equipment such as wheelchairs, beds and oxygen delivery systems.

Southeast Home Heath serves Cape Girardeau, Bollinger and Scott counties and portions of Mississippi, New Madrid and Stoddard counties. For more information about how Southeast Home Health can help, call 573-335-6609 or 1-800-910-4355.

Services include, but not limited to:

*All RN nursing staff with extensive clinical nursing backgrounds in:
-Infusion Therapy
-Nursing Education
-Wound Care
*Services include Physical Therapy, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Medical Social Work, Nutritional Counseling and Home Health Aides
*Hospital-based, with immediate access to resources in clinical specialty areas
*More than 20 years of service in Cape, Bollinger, Perry, Scott and portions of Stoddard, New Madrid and Mississippi counties

On Site Guest Services

Wishing Well

Welcome to the Wishing Well Gift Shop operated by the Southeast Hospital Auxiliary.

All revenues raised by the Gift Shop are returned to Hospital improvement projects. Shopping in the Gift Shop also carries the bonus of being sales tax free. Gift wrapping is available for a small fee.

Floral and gift orders can be placed online any time of day, but will ONLY be delivered by volunteers Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

You can also place orders by phone by calling 573-334-4822 and ask for the Gift Shop (Ext. 5617) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 6 p.m. on weekends. Deliveries are only made to inpatients and hospital employees.

Religious Affiliations



Free parking for patients and visitors is available in a parking areas located along Lacey Street (adjacent to the Hospital's main entrance) and just east of the Hospital's Emergency entrance. Free visitor parking is also available in parking structures located immediately west of the Hospital's main entrance and next to the Southeast Medical Plaza on Broadway.

Shuttle Service available from Visitor Parking Lots

Visitors and patients are welcome to hop aboard our Hospitality Shuttle for a free lift between parking areas and the Hospital's main entrance. Shuttles run (weather permitting) weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on weekends from 11:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Other Education and Training

HealthLine is the best way to learn about Southeast Hospital and its programs. Call 1-800-800-5123, day or night, to find a physician or learn more about classes, screenings and available services.

Miscellaneous Facility Information

Not-for-profit, community governed hospital. Virtual Tours

Volunteer Information

Southeast depends on its volunteers

Volunteers at Southeast Hospital wrap the gift of time with a special talent for caring.

Southeast Hospital's Auxiliary volunteers contributed more than 45,692 hours in 2002. They also welcomed 75 new members last year, swelling the ranks to more than 420.

The Auxiliary also contributed $50,000 to the Hospital in 2002 from many projects that includes the Wishing Well Gift Shop in the Lobby.

There are no age restrictions for adult volunteers. Every effort is made to pair each volunteer's interest and time availability with service opportunities open at the time. People from all over the region are active participants in the volunteer program.

All adult volunteers join the Auxiliary and dues are $5 a year. Volunteers can buy smocks and vests at cost or borrow them while on duty.

To reflect its appreciation and the value of the volunteer effort to the Hospital, a fringe benefit package has been developed for those who volunteer 150 hours or more per year.

Each summer, Southeast sponsors a popular Junior Volunteer program for young people age 14-18.

Opportunities for Volunteering:

*Lobby Desk
*Gift Shop
*Blood Drives
*Lobby Greeter
*Business Offices
*Special Events
*Emergency Room
*Surgical, intensive care and cardiothoracic waiting rooms
*Patient Registration
*Crafts and Sewing
*Newborn Photography Project
*Meals on Wheels deliveries
*And much more....

Volunteer Services Department, 573-651-5518

Directions/Features of Surrounding Area

Southeast Hospital is located near the center of Cape Girardeau, overlooking scenic Capaha Park.

To Hospital from Illinois:
*Take Highway 74 to West End Blvd.
*Turn right on West End.
*Proceed to Broadway, and turn left.
*Stay on Broadway past Capaha Park, then proceed up Lacey Street hill to Hospital.

To Hospital from I-55:
*Take Exit 95 or Exit 99 to Kingshighway.
*From Kingshighway, go east on Broadway to Sunset.
*Turn right on Sunset, then left on Lacey Street to Hospital.

Our Hospital is located approximately 4 miles from I-55 and 2 miles from Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge.

Foundation Information

Southeast Hospital Foundation, 573-334-9254

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  • I would not recommend this hospital if one has mental health issues. They are rude and disrepectful to people. Their quality of care us lousy also.
    04 December 2018, 08:01
  • Terrible hospital; employees do not get paid what they are worth and not a place for a family.
    09 November 2018, 12:36